We make wisdom teeth extraction an easy process.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves taking out one or more of your third molars, which are also known as your wisdom teeth. These teeth are located in the very back of the mouth and usually emerge somewhere in the late teens to early twenties. For most people, there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to fully emerge and properly align with the rest of the teeth.
If left untreated, your wisdom teeth can cause a variety of oral health problems, such as gum disease, infections, tooth decay, or even damage to adjacent teeth. For this reason, we often recommend wisdom tooth extraction before these teeth can cause any problems.
During wisdom tooth extraction for those in the Lakeland, Florida area, we typically provide a local anesthetic or sedation to minimize discomfort and numb the area. We will then remove the wisdom teeth from the sockets and close the incisions with stitches.
After wisdom tooth extraction, it is important that you diligently care for the incisions to ensure they do not become infected. We will have you come in for a follow-up appointment a few weeks after the initial extraction to ensure everything is healing as it should.
At Northside Family Dental, we want to make the wisdom tooth extraction process as easy on you as possible. To schedule an appointment to get your wisdom teeth out at our office or learn more about what this procedure involves, contact us today.